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March 27: President Atwater's Letter to Employees
I hope that you have been able to find some time to relax during the mid-term break despite the unnerving conditions that we all find ourselves grappling with. I want to provide you with an update on where Hillsborough Community College is in terms of getting back to some sense of normalcy as we resume all operations on Monday, March 30.
Let me first thank you for your patience and understanding as we are having to make an enormous transition in how we deliver our services, including the shift of the majority of our operations to a virtual environment. Our facilities will remain closed until further notice with the exception of very limited essential personnel identified by their respective departments’ continuity of operations plans. By eliminating our on-campus presence, we are following both the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to the newly enacted Hillsborough County Safer at Home Order.
By now, most of you should have heard from your supervisors as to how you will operate in this new environment in your respective role. We recognize that there is going to be a period of adjustment, and please be assured that we are all committed to collaborating across the district to ensure the most seamless experience.
It is very important that you check your HCC email, the website and the intranet on a regular basis for updates. It is also important that you communicate any issues that you may have to your supervisor, including any technological difficulties, during this shift. It is our goal to provide you with as much support as you need during the coming weeks.
Again, if you have not already, you will be receiving direct communication from your supervisors in the next several days. Everyone has been working incredibly hard in the face of unprecedented and very challenging conditions to ensure that we can continue providing the best possible learning experience for our students, and we must all play our part. Thank you for your patience and for all of your ongoing efforts as we continue to demonstrate what makes HCC such a special place.
Ken Atwater, Ph.D.